December 21st at Black Sheep: NIL8, Stick People, Attic Salt, Starter Jackets, Statues of Something

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Wow, can you believe it!? We have not actually made an official show announcement post for this mega-show happening on Friday, December 21st. This one is being called the “Hobgoblinspookakrumpus” and features long running Springfield punk band NIL8 performing for the last time inside our space. Wow! We also have Taylorville’s own Stick People on board playing for the first time in a while as well. Also a band we have not seen at Black Sheep in a minute – Attic Salt! Stream their music on the player below. Another band featuring members of Attic Salt we haven’t seen in a minute is playing: Starter Jackets. And yet another band that hasn’t played Black Sheep in a long time – Statues of The Dead is teaming up with ANOTHER one – Say Something for a big ol’ collaborative set to open things up. Wow!

This show starts at 7:00 pm and admission is $5-10, pay what you want. Check out a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page to look at everything else coming up for this final month of Black Sheep.

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Tonight at Black Sheep: Eric Marvel, Layers, Imaginary Colours, Glower, Neala + Art

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Black Sheep is closing its doors at the end of the month and we wanted to be sure to squeeze one more art event in before it’s all over! (Or at least until we are moved into a downtown space next year). Fun! This one is happening tonight! Starting at 6:00pm. Come out and bring painting close if you want to add to a giant canvas that everyone is going to paint on. There will also be musical acts. This includes Eric Marvel, whose music you can find streaming below. This also includes Imaginary Colours – electronic act that has three releases in the running for our Best of Springfield Music 2018 Poll. Layers will be performing as well – the local two-piece spoken word and guitar act. Glower will be performing as well, the only full band on the bill. Opening up it looks like we have “Neala” the solo project of Kristin Walker.

This event starts a little bit earlier at 6:00pm. Bring $5. Check out a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page to take a look at everything lined up from now until we are gone at the end of this month.

Tonight at Black Sheep: Summoning The Lich, Eyes From Above, Dr. Dick Ramirez, Primitive Deception, Nethersphere

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Wow, thanks to all who came out last night! Now that things are ending at our home of 13+ years this is surely an emotional but also exciting time. Tonight is the LAST metal show to ever take place inside Black Sheep, and our eighth last show ever. It features touring act Summoning The Lich from St. Louis, which you can find streaming on the player below. It also features local act Eyes From Above who just released a new EP! Very cool. We’ll also have a visit from “Dr. Dick Ramirez” which happens to be another metal band from Quincy, Illinois.  If that’s not enough metal for ya, we have Primitive Deception up before them from Decatur, Illinois. And opening things up is Nethersphere from Jacksonville!

This show will start promptly at 7:00 pm and admission is $7. Check out a facebook event for this show right here. Also check out our shows page for a look at everything left happening at Black Sheep in our current location.

Tonight at Black Sheep: Falter, Capitol Offense, LIVID, Brute Force, Final Order

 

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Here we are – tonight begins our string of final final Black Sheep shows before we move and open up a new space downtown in 2019. This one is going to be a heavy hardcore show – one of your very very last chances to dance in our home of 13+ years. This show features Milwaukee classic hardcore group Falter, who have performed at our space off and on for some years now. Stream some Falter on the player below. We also have Capitol Offense from Decatur taking our stage one last time. Another Wisconsin band coming through is LIVID – as seen on this year’s Dumb Fest in June. Brute Force from the St. Louis will be joining us as well, and opening things up is Springfield hardcore band Final Order.

All of this starts at 7:00 pm on 12/7. Admission is $7-10, take your pick. Find a facebook event for this one right here. And check out our shows page for a look at what is lined up at Black Sheep while we are still here.

Help Us Find A New Home For Our Elephant

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Black Sheep and Dumb Records are moving downtown at the beginning of next year. We are leaving where we are now at the end of the month. You know, sometimes it’s easy to forget, but we have a life-sized bright green elephant right next to our record store. We need to move that too- but the space we are moving downtown does not have an open lot right next to it like we have now. Where is our elephant going to go??? We need your help finding a spot!! If anyone knows of anywhere we can put this giant friend of ours, let us know! blacksheepspringfield@gmail.com, 217-691-8991.

Other notes:
– The closer the downtown the better.
– We only would like to access the elephant on the trailer for the downtown parades a few times each year.
– We do plan on fixing him up. (The mayor wants to see this happen).
– It is bolted onto this trailer, it’s not likely that we remove it from the trailer in any scenario.

There have been a lot of you reaching out asking how you can help with the move! That is great! We are working on a list of things right now that we will present to you all soon on other things we could use help with right now! Stay tuned! And sorry we are not giving out our exact location of the new spot just yet- that will come very soon as well!

Kate Laine: “Made A Poem”

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This evening we are bringing you a stream of a brand new song by Kate Laine! The song is not a part of any release as of yet, just as a single entitled “Made A Poem”. You can stream it on the player below. Also head over to Kate’s bandcamp page to pay to download the mp3.

You can vote for “Made A Poem” as favorite song for this year on our Best of Springfield Music 2018 Poll! Going on now through December 13th. Kate Laine will also be performing next at Black Sheep for the big big concert with Park on Saturday, December 15th.

December 16th at Black Sheep: Open Mic + Gift Exchange

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We have another something special lined up on Sunday, December 16th! This one is going to be the last ever open mic we hold in the current space that is Black Sheep, so we want to make it a special holiday time. We are holding a gift exchange in addition to an open mic. For the gift exchange – if you want to participate – you bring a wrapped gift (can be anything, as long as it’s wrapped) – we will form a pile of these gifts on the stage – and at the end of the night everyone takes a different gift and opens it! Surprise! Great!

For the actual open mic, we have plenty of open slots! Post in the facebook event to claim any open 15 minute slot:

10:15-10:30 – *spot reserved for anyone to claim at show*
10:00-10:15 – (open)
9:45-10:00 – *spot reserved for anyone to claim at show*
9:30-9:45 – (open)
9:15-9:30 – (open)
9:00-9:15 – (open)
8:45-9:00 – *spot reserved for anyone to claim at show*
8:30-8:45 – Pureheart
8:15-8:30 – (open)
8:00-8:15 – (open)
7:45-8:00 – (open)
7:30-7:45 – Emasculate Regression
7:15-7:30 – (open)
7:00-7:15 – (open)

As you can see, things start at 7:00 pm and go until 10:30 pm (we will be opening presents right around then). P.S. if you don’t have money, you can still make something and wrap it up, or just pick one of your belongings at home and bring it wrapped up! For fun! We are asking for $1-5 donations at this show to go to us and our big move. Find a facebook event for this right here. Also check out our shows page.

Oh! We should also mention that this day will also be the last one open for Dumb Records! (The 16th of December, that is). The store closes at 9:00pm that night. Be sure to stop by the store at some point!